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Palo Santo

4.5
4.5
142 Reviews
$31 to $50
South American

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Menu

Daily Menu

3-course $33 dinner prix fixe (includes starred items below)

  • Tortillas*$4.00

    • Avocado*$5.00

      • Chilatole*$11.00

        sweet corn, epazote, tortilla

        • Zucchini Salad*$11.00

          squash blossom, grilled corn, tomatoes, basil

          • Watermelon Salad$12.00

            queso fresco, balsamic, mint

            • Pickled Beets$13.00

              goat cheese, almonds, kale, pickled ramps

              • Ceviche$16.00

                • Half-dozen Oysters$18.00

                  • Lamb Tacos$16.00

                    barbacoa, homemade tortillas, avocado

                    • Mushroom Quesadilla$12.00

                      mushrooms, quesillo

                      • Anticuchos*$11.00

                        • Coconut Plantain Stew *$21.00

                          green market okra, beet greens, jasmine rice

                          • Pan Roasted Bluefish*$23.00

                            plantain, hot slaw, salsa verde

                            • Whole Grilled Black Bass$36.00

                              green beans, kalamata olives, radish

                              • Picante de Mariscos$29.00

                                mussels, shrimp, clams, chile paste

                                • Corn Flake Fried Chicken$24.00

                                  jersey peach, watercress, bacon, hot honey

                                  • Pato en Mole Poblano$27.00

                                    braised leg, duck breast, black bean sope, cotija

                                    • Slow Cooked Pork*$25.00

                                      guajillo, greens, polenta cake

                                      • Grass-Fed Skirt Steak$31.00

                                        chimichurri, yucca, grilled onion

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                                        What 142 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        4.5
                                        4.5 based on all time ratings
                                        • 4.5Food
                                        • 4.4Service
                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                        • 4.2Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. CV

                                          CoralieV

                                          London

                                          15 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          15 reviews

                                          Dined on January 14, 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Nice little venue on a quiet street, good food and very kind waitress. A bit pricy though

                                        2. AR

                                          AndyR

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 13, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Amazing food. Four people in my group had four different things they each loved. Pleasant and attentive waitstaff, and a lovely cozy atmosphere. A little chilly inside on a winter night, but that's the only fault I could find and the food more than made up for that. What a gem.

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 12, 2019

                                          overall3food5service4ambience4

                                          The food, ambiance, & service was great.... my only complain was that the food took to long to arrive!

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 10, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always delicious. Always comfortable.

                                        5. d

                                          detailz0

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on January 6, 2019

                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                          Excellent food, great location, wonderful service, be advised Wine and Beer only.

                                        6. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 5, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Will definitely go back more!

                                        7. AC

                                          AlissaC

                                          Los Angeles

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 4, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Favorite spot in the neighborhood hands down. Brunch and dinner are amazing.

                                        8. G

                                          Gabriellavish

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 31, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We did the NYE Pre-Fix menu and it was amazing. So well-priced and the food was DELICIOUS! We were with a group of 5 people and every single person liked every single one of their three courses! Our waiter, Zack, was the best part about the experience. He was bubbly, legitimately excited that we had chosen that restaurant, and got every order and request correct. We will be back very soon!

                                        9. EM

                                          ElisabethM

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on December 22, 2018

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Best local find in Park Slope. Always welcoming, always delicious.

                                        10. SH

                                          SamH

                                          Atlanta

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on December 22, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The staff is incredibly friendly! Recommend sitting at the bar and watching the chefs work.

                                        11. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on December 16, 2018

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          A phenomenal neighborhood gem. Great food, fantastic ambiance, an all-around must try.

                                        12. TL

                                          TLAXCALA

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 12, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Their tacos are the very best. Had braised duck last time and it was incredible. The micheladas are awesome. Good with kids too, and the service is friendly and attentive. Love coming here every time.

                                        13. AC

                                          AlexanderC

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 9, 2018

                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

                                          Waitress was slow. Not the food, food came out quickly, tasted medicore though the tuna was decent. Took a while to get our drink order. By the time she got to us i had our full order decided and ready. Had she come earlier took our drink order first my gf would have likely had two or three glasses of wine instead of one. That is if she had showed up during dinner to refill anything. Too busy chatting to see me staring at her waiting to be noticed. Same with the check. I came here wanting a nice candle lit romantic dinner but it was noisy, cold, the service sucked, and the food was meh.

                                        14. RG

                                          RachelG

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on December 4, 2018

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          The cauliflower salad was AMAZING, I would go back just for that. The fried chicken was crispy and well executed, but nothing special - not worth going out for.

                                        15. J

                                          Jeff

                                          New York Area

                                          8 reviews

                                          1.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on November 22, 2018

                                          overall1food3service1ambience3

                                          Had to drop this rating to a 1 after deciding to give them a second chance. We made reservations here for Thanksgiving and they literally gave us a table that's right next to a door on a 20 degree day. There was a table open that was tucked away in a cozy corner, but they refused to give it to us because it was "reserved", which would be fine if weren't for the fact that it was unoccupied through our entire meal, with the people arriving as we were paying for our check. The galls . . . The food itself was alright, our entrees were a little oversalted and a more than a little overcooked; not worth the $160 bill in the least bit. Quick frankly, the entrees wouldn't be out of place in a diner. Despite this, we would have left contempt if it wasn't for the terrible service. I get it, you upcharge for Thanksgiving, it's fine. But coupled with the terrible service, no, not worth price.

                                        16. M

                                          Myrta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 17, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I love Palo Santo...great food and service. The staff always have great suggestions and is able to support any request I may have. The space is relaxing and feels inviting!

                                        17. ML

                                          MrsLouiseWinston

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on November 13, 2018

                                          overall3food5service4ambience1

                                          Palo Santo had some of the best food I've tasted in ages. REALLY really good: Creative, fresh, original - and delicious - take on Latin American cuisine. The roasted cauliflower salad with bacon, chiles, pistachios and herbs along with the hearts of palm, beets and peanut salad were two of the best salads I've ever tasted. Pork tacos were yum. Sadly, the decor is ye olde Mexican restaurant of my 1970s youth with ungainly wooden tables and chairs and dark as in too dark to read the menu. A friend and I stumbled in on our way to a comedy show and were the only ones in there. If their decor and lighting were as innovative as their cuisine I think they would be wildly popular.

                                        18. AP

                                          AntonioP

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 27, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Freindly, Laid back atmosphere and the food was really good.

                                        19. C

                                          Cris

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on October 27, 2018

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Food was really good and authentic. Prices were a bit high for food and drinks but very delicious. Would go back again and recommend trying the steak!

                                        20. E

                                          Elleng

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 20, 2018

                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                          I found the food very bland and uninteresting. We were seated in The back room between a party of 5 and a party of 9. It was unbearable

                                        21. R

                                          Russ

                                          London

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on October 18, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Awesome! Great food, great service.

                                        22. PP

                                          PastaP

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 13, 2018

                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                          We were in town for business. My wife and i like small quaint restaurants. We were so happy to have found this place it is just like a little spanish restuarant that was in the Florida Keys where we live. Its a beautiful restaurant with great food and wine.

                                        23. NW

                                          NiaW

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 23, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Awesome food, serioudly won’t disappoint. Would do anything for more fresh tortillas

                                        24. LE

                                          LisaE

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on August 14, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our favorite place to eat in the neighborhood. Don't miss their chayote salad.

                                        25. k

                                          koolkey76

                                          New York Area

                                          10 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on August 11, 2018

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Amazing food! Something as simple as avocado and tortillas is made to perfection here. Everything was so tasty, I will definitely be back!!

                                        26. l

                                          loric

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on August 7, 2018

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Palo Santo always delivers a lovely, high-quality experience. Taco Tuesdays (with delicious free empanadas) made for a fun addition to my 30th birthday celebration with friends, and the restaurant was super accommodating of last minute additions to our party. The coconut plantain stew is amazing and it's perfectly located near fun Gowanus bars if you want a nice dinner before a night of casual drinks. Thank you!

                                        27. DG

                                          DowntownGal

                                          New York Area

                                          20 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on August 7, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great time, wonderful service and wonderful Food!

                                        28. OR

                                          OliviaR

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on July 26, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was an amazing meal! Can not wait until the next time we are there.

                                        29. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on July 22, 2018

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          They were incredibly accommodating to my large group and children! I would definitely dine there again!

                                        30. C

                                          Caro

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on July 17, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Perfect for a special occasion! A bit pricier, but great for a birthday dinner or anniversary. All of the food and drinks were great

                                        31. JC

                                          JosepCop

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on July 7, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          genuinely nice people serving excellent original food at very fair prices

                                        32. J

                                          Julie

                                          New York Area

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on June 23, 2018

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          I've been a fan for many years. Not just for the attractive setting with an imaginative use of brick and tile in a relatively small space, but also a chance to try some unusual Latin dishes. It was a busy Sat. night but we ate in the back patio, alone, so it was wonderfully quiet. The waiter was wonderful, very attentive. Sometimes in a busy restaurant when you're in the patio, they forget about you, but he was on top of everything. He also lit a citronella candle to keep bugs away. My only warning: porgy is a small fish with not much meat on the bones so if you're hungry, order something else, but I was happy. I recommend: the tres leche cake for dessert: an unusual and delicious dish.

                                        33. V

                                          Vlada

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on June 15, 2018

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                          We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time and were told that we cannot be seated even though they had tables available. There was no proper waiting area. When it was finally our time to be seated, we were told that kitchen is backed up and we cannot place order for food yet. What?! We asked if there is something on the menu that can be prepared quicker. The answer was a no. We had no choice but to leave. Very disappointing experience. Never had this happen to me before and definitely won't be back.

                                        34. k

                                          keisham

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on June 13, 2018

                                          overall3food5service3ambience3

                                          The service was ok. Food was great but the place feels dirty, the prices are really high and half the options on the already limited menu weren’t available so I wouldn’t recommend the place. I took my in laws who were visiting from out of town, one waiter was lovely the other had a terrible attitude. They charged $11 for a glass of mediocre rosè, when the glass arrived it was a quarter of the way full so I asked the waiter to please fill it a little more. So he filled the glass to a third. It’s very dark inside there, the music is loud and we had to ask them to turn the AC on, on what was a really hot day. On a positive not the mushroom quesadilla was really good.

                                        35. AA

                                          AnitaA

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on June 2, 2018

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          This is a beautiful spot with quiet outdoor dining. I very much recommend this restaurant.

                                        36. B

                                          Bianca

                                          New York Area

                                          8 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on May 25, 2018

                                          overall2food3service1ambience1

                                          Was excited to try but long wait times for food and small portions left me unsatisfied. Won’t be returning.

                                        37. DD

                                          DinnerDatw

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 15, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food. Great date place

                                        38. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2018

                                          overall1food3service1ambience2

                                          It took us an hour and 20 minutes to get a very basic brunch order. No one offered us any food in the meantime. We were offered no discount, either. Just a lot of excuses that were lame. A large party was seated after we ordered and got their food first. Extremely disappointing.

                                        39. JR

                                          JennyR

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing staff! They were so catering and friendly. We celebrated my mother’s birhtday and she loved it. Not to mention the food was delectable. Definitely coming back.

                                        40. P

                                          Pmharry

                                          New York Area

                                          37 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          37 reviews

                                          Dined on May 6, 2018

                                          overall3food4service1ambience2

                                          Decent food but terrible service. Server was incredibly unfriendly. Won’t rush back.

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                                        Palo Santo is rated 4.5 stars by 142 OpenTable diners

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